Today in League 1, the third-tier division of England, at the "Valley" stadium, Charlton will play against Northampton. Let's look at the state of the teams and try to make a decision that will help increase our bank.
A famed squad that spent the early 21st century in the Premier League. Only then did they get relegated to the Championship and subsequently to League 1. Since then, Charlton has been bouncing between League 1 and the Championship, having risen up to the second tier twice in 10 years. Last season, the squad settled for 10th place in the tournament table. They're currently occupying the 16th spot.
In the 23rd round, the squad suffered a defeat from Bristol Rovers (1:2). After that, they lost to Oxford with a score of (1:2). In the following match, the lads played a draw with Port Vale (3:3). After that came a further defeat from Peterborough United, with a score of (1:2). In their latest match, they lost to Burton Albion (0:2).
For the past few years, Northampton only competed in the 3rd and 4th divisions of England. They can be considered average in these championships, as they have not held high positions in League 1 for quite a while. Last year, the squad finished in the 3rd place in League 2 and secured promotion.
But at present, they hold the 10th position in the championship. In the 22nd round, the squad achieved victory over Oxford with a score of (2:1). After which, they suffered a defeat from Stevenage (0:3). Then, Northampton beat Lincoln (2:1). In the next match, they defeated Cheltenham by a minimal score. And in the latest round, the squad had a draw with Wigan (1:1).
The last face-off between Charlton and Northampton was on the 9th of March 2023. That meeting ended with a victory for Charlton with a score of (2:1).
Northampton seems to be head and shoulders above their current opponent at the moment. Despite being the away team, they have very high chances of achieving a win. Charlton has been performing rather poorly in recent games, suffering defeat after defeat, so I would propose we bet on the away team.
I believe the teams will showcase a high-scoring game here, so I'd suggest placing a bet on total 2.5 over.